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>> america a university professor naomi baron is technology changing how we communicate? >> guest: yes and no. there is the assumption that technologies of computers and now mobile phones change the ways that we've right to each other because he supposedly huge use emoticons and abbreviations that we are not using that many but if maybe if you are using a lot if you are a young teenage girl but these kind of better commonly used and not as many as the press with the dust to believe but what is changing is the ways in which we read or write but our social relationships are changing and all also personal and individual psyches. >> host: walk us through those four things. >> guest: how we read. what is clear what you see on the screen with a laptop or the tablet computers or mobile phone or e-reader you don't do it the same way as a hard copy. that is the subject of the next book. i am doing research. but you tend to skim or the find function just zeroing in on the word and you look at the little snippet of what was written and ignore the concept. but we do know that when you read a
"always on," which looks at how mobile technologies are influencing the way we write or read come to speak of. this interview is conducted at american university in washington d.c. >> fs or trade to come the technology is changing how we communicate. >> guest: yes and no. there's this assumption that the tape knowledge she had computers and mobile phones are changing the ways we write to each other because we're supposedly using abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons. if you're a young teenage girl you're using a blog. there may be a handful of these kinds of shorthand and emoticons commonly used. not nearly as many as the press would have you believe. what is changing is the way you read, the ways we write. i'll tell you what they mean by that in a second. our social relationships are changing incredibly and i'm going to suggest our personal individual psyches are changing. so let's start with how we read. it's pretty clear is what you read things on the screen, whether it's a laptop or even reader for tablet computer or mobile phone company don't go quite this family as you do
.c. >> american universe repress or naomi, technology changing how we communicate? >> yes and no. there's this assumption that the technologies of computers and now mobile phones are changing the way that we write to each other. because the postal using all these abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons, you actually study we are not using all that many. if you're a young teenage girl you will be using a lot. there's many handful of these kind of motor comes early, leave but not nearly as many as the press latest deadly. it's the ways in which we read, the ways in which we write, and onto what i mean by that and the second. our social relationships are changing incredibly. and i'm going to suggest a personal individual psyche are changing as well. spent walk us through those. >> let's start with how we read. what's critically is that when you're reading things on the screen, you don't do it -- of ice cream a member -- i mean whether it's a laptop, computer, tablet computer or whether its mobile phone, you don't do quite the same way when you're reading hardcopy. in fact that's a subject
times and technology and many faces have changed since president reagan was in office, some important fundamentals, those that speak to who we are as americans, have not. i believe that our guest today, governor jeb bush, understands this. and it's one of the reasons that after having left office just about six years ago he remains an extremely important national voice in the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to the stage, let's first take stock in a handful of issues that we know were of vital portion to ronald reagan and square them up against the words and deeds of jeb bush on those same critical topics today. so what are the fundamental issues? well, with taxes we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut them for the average american. he was convinced that it was the man or woman on the street who knew how to spend their dollar more wisely than a distant federal government, and he did all in his power to prove it by cutting taxes. when governor jeb bush was in office, he cut taxes on floridians by $20 billion. let's talk about the size of gover
technology, technology in general. it's not lost on any of us that the last group of people that are going to come in and advocate in a budget crisis for technology over health care or over programs for seniors. they just don't exist. people don't light up with stickers. they don't line up and buses coming down to city hall in state government demanding more information technology. and so the challenge for governmental leaders is to realize its potential and its possibility. and its meaning and its purpose. that said, does it surprise any of you that last week, big headline in the "l.a. times," but apartment of motor vehicles just gave up -- the department of motor vehicles just gave up on a 40 year old technology for the issuances of licenses. we have already spent more than half the money. it's not even close to halfway done, and they just end of the contract. is it a surprise to any of you, talk about scandal in government, that the court system of california in 2004 identified $260 million upgrade that was to be complete in 2008, $260 million. today, the estimate is $1.9 billion, to co
is on the test and they will be part of that learning experience. >> host: has personal technology changed how you teach? >> guest: it's changed for the better and a little bit for the worst. we now have to compete with all these other sorts of calls on students' attention. they come to class and they have their salles phone with them there are lots of others things they can do what they are not excited what's going on in class and we need to compete with that but at the same time we can use technologies to bring the outside world into the classroom. we have a giant video monitors now that we can make some of these things come alive and give them an opportunity to test what we are talking about in the classroom on these theoretical issues with what is really happening out there in the real world. >> host: is it important to give students letter grades? >> guest: for them or others? i don't know that there really is that important. i don't find it to be as useful as others might that students want them and they want them because that is what they are used to. they've been competing for that and
is on the test. >> host: has personal technology changed? >> yes. probably for the better but me before the words that we have to compete with these other students' attention they have their cell phones, the smart phones there are other things they could do and we need to compete with that but we can use technology to bring the outside world into the classroom we have these great monitors to give them a test of the classroom with what is happening in the real world. >> is it important to give letter grades? >> guest: 42? i don't know if it is that important. i don't find it to be as useful as others might but students want them because that is what they're used to and they have been competing for that and they think that is what employers want but i think we get more out of me writing evaluations talking about a strength and weaknesses and like a letter of recommendation verses a letter grade. >> host: to find a difference those taking out student loans are those who have parents pay for it? >> guest: i do find a difference between those who work and those who don't. this is their money if they d
but additionally what happened was that the technology was so different. it was -- it was a technology in which they spliced and put together and every ninety vekdz twelve people and a lot of little pieces. itst done in part because these are craftsman. they have the ability to do and trying to make an interesting story. but the briefs story that bob was watching us with, they had a person the reporter talking actually for thirty seconds, maybe. and they had, you know, had something to say. and of itn't a back and forth and it was understandable watching bill talking instead of three seconds of bill back and forth. and the funny part is that i invited bob and then he was suddenly going to replace dan rather. so the person sitting in our class was ones of the future anchor of cbs. he watched that and said, i'm learning something from that. i think i'm going do thing the different lip. that was wonderful. what was happening print side was equally interesting. if you consequent back to the "new york times" at that time, you would have seen an analyzes we did and broken it to prices. it looked the
rigorous analysis. their most powerful piece of new technology was the back of the en re-- envelope. one time blackett literally wrote out an equation that led to a dramatic outcome. the british command overseeing all of the convoys that were crossing the atlantic bringing vital spries to britain -- supplies to britain. they had a large map where they were also tracking what they believed were the known positions of u-boats. and backett knew that u-boats mostly traveled on the surface, he knew how many hours the patrol planes were flying, so he was able to figure out how many u-boats should have been spotted by them per hour. of when he compared them to the actual numbers that were being spotted, they were only finding a third of a fourth the number it seemed they ought to be. so apparently, in other words, the u-boats were seeing the approaching patrol planes before the patrol planes saw the u-boats, giving the u-boats time to dye and escape -- dive and escape detection altogether. the answer turned out to be very simple yet overlooked. one day an air force officer asked blackett, well,
a big new university called the king abdullah university of science and technology, which not only makes a saudi men and women, but mixes them with infidel men and women from all over the world. and when one of the 20 senior religious scholars was asked about the appropriateness of this on tv, he said it's wrong. and the king fired him because the king appoints these 20 people, and not surprisingly, many of the other senior men began to discover that the prophet had had his hair washed by women, and other things that made this okay. so people see this, if you will, double standard, and it has undermined it, the credibility of the religious establishment. obviously, with the deeply religious but also with those who don't mind the mixing at all, but just think it's, if they can can get the religious to approve this, why can't they make them approve more things like women driving or whatever. the second pillar of stability in the kingdom is obviously the oil wealth that buys them at least acquiescence, if not loyalty anymore, for the government and royal family. 90% of the treasury in saudi
production and distribution and financing have different technologies? >> there is a lot in there but i disagree fundamentally production, distribution been, at cost, it is a very common misunderstanding and it is easy to sink digital is three. it is not. there is a lot of backlash over the error of the books and we have thousands of titles that we have converted. there is a conversion process that takes a lot of care and feeding because in their early-- when you are literally scanning books to get them into said be formatted so this is still a entirely new competency of the digital book i am actually looking at head of children's publishing who is smiling because we have these conversations all the time with children books and how to produce something that is for color to conveys the gorgeous illustration that the artist intended. >> of that is true that is only for the first copy because it after that it is free because there is no marginal cost to make 10 million copies. >> you do lose paper, printing, binding. the unearthing. >> and shipping and warehousing. [laughter] not necessari
of technology that ordinary americans use in their lives or day after day after day listening to people on your shows describe their lives, the tragedies of their lives, the triumphs of their lives in ways that make the information accessible for which americans did, and those were things that were cited of significant value so that they could be treasured in their own right. it's not so easy to find things that you can do that in and of themselves are going to make you loved. you know, is there anything that investment bankers do in the nature of what they do that is calculated to make americans love them? well, i don't know. you can be of two minds about that, i suppose, but the fact is that the achievement of your average investment banker aren't going to be as appealing as an ipad or as an iphone, and so it does depend on what you do. you can win in effect without having to do the conventional thing, what has become a conventional things, yes, it can happen, and there are examples where it has. in a general way, it happens whenever people point to the rich and say, well, their rich, and the
the technology of the future. >> the marxist that betty undoubtedly was would have been ostracized and killed in 1962. remember joseph mccarthy. there is no way that she could have expressed anything that could have been traceable to a marxist position in anything that was going to be read. >> look at her class critiques then and apply it to no. look at the culture and our and say we are involved in these things even though we are not reading vacuum cleaner ads. >> that is probably all true but using the word marxist let's remember one of the things that happened in the whole country was we saw what marxism raj and having seen what marxism rocked in russia the word becomes a dirty word and the idea isn't so good either. so what now happens is we are in a very imperfect world, but it is the perfect imperfect world without ideologies that we can hang on to. i imagine most people here are not having coffee fighting over ideology. you may be fighting over various sorts of things you want to accomplish and disagree with political disagreements, find out what is going on in your world, but you are
this was not impersonal market forces, a technology, the globalization but what happened with american politics and economics we are working against the middle-class. if you look at other countries like germany germany, they're middle-class is in better shape with better trading against the world, companies are making money, a lot of things that we heard were not impossible are actually happening in germany and wages have gone up five times faster and there is something wrong inside the american political and economic system. that is what the book is about. >> host: who stole the american dream? hedrick smith is the author. thank you. >> other generation say how do we adapt, a move, get four in the fast paced world? millennial stake in stride because that is the reality of how we grow up and also brought us up with the adaptability to be resilient , the economic crisis which has led to incredible use unemployment and debt for young people but we're optimistic about the long-term economic future because in one year it could be totally different. we saw how quickly a started sold the grass is gre
during the 60s, early 70s, virtually all of them involve bombs. there's no technological change that occurred they are. what happened was israel eventually learn that couldn't stop terrorist attacks by simply putting more police are more military on the streets. here's basically the thought process that went on. let's say you have a terrorist on a bus. the terrorist has huge strategic damage. the first thing he can do is be patient and wait until the police leave or he can tell the police first and then track of the people people on the bus. israel found it just in have infinite money. they could hire more police, but if the terrorists were just patient enough to be some opening that would allow them to engage. the difference with allowing israelis to carry concealed handguns and you've had 15% of the population, he doesn't know who is supposed to go first. it could be somebody on his left, right, behind to mourn for him to be able to stop them. so that makes it very difficult. he pulls out a gun, other people pull out a gun and he's in trouble. it really doesn't give a chance f
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